Mangoes vary in size from fruits the size of a plum to fruits weighing around two kilos. Most of the mangoes we sell, however, weigh between 150 g and 680 g. The color varies between red, yellow and green. The shape of the mango can also be very different, for example heart-shaped, round or oval.
- Can a mango really ripen?
- When is a mango ripe?
- Is the Mango a Citrus Fruit?
Popular mango varieties:
- Kent: from California, large round fruit, dark red skin with little yellow, very sweet, juicy pulp, small core
- Nam Dok Mai: from Thailand, oval fruit, cream-yellow skin, yellow, very sweet pulp
- Keitt: from Florida, oval fruit, yellow skin with a light redness, firm orange-yellow flesh, sweeter full taste
- King: from Australia, large round fruit, orange peel, firm yolk yellow pulp, mildly sweet taste with distinct spice
- Manila Super Mango: from the Philippines, yellow-orange peel, buttery soft juicy flesh, sweetest mango in the world (according to the Guiness Book of World Records)
Haden: the most widely grown mango variety in the world, oval fruit, deep yellow skin with scarlet overflow, sun-yellow aromatic and slightly fibrous pulp
When is a mango ripe?
The color reveals practically nothing about the degree of ripeness of a mango. Because depending on the variety, there are fully ripe deep green and unripe but beautiful red fruits. Ripe mangoes have a very aromatic smell and give way at the touch of a finger. The emphasis is on “easy”. It must not be squeezed, otherwise a rotten spot will develop there. In addition, the skin of a ripe mango usually shows small dark spots.
Tips & Tricks
You can recognize a ripe mango by its intense scent. If, on the other hand, it smells sour or alcoholic, then it is overripe and you shouldn't eat it anymore.